Associations to the word «Instinct»


INSTINCT, noun. A natural or inherent impulse or behaviour.
INSTINCT, noun. An intuitive reaction not based on rational conscious thought.
INSTINCT, adjective. (archaic) Imbued, charged (with something).
INSTINCT SHOOTING, noun. Art of accurately shooting instinctively, without aiming and concentrating on the target.

Dictionary definition

INSTINCT, noun. Inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli; "the spawning instinct in salmon"; "altruistic instincts in social animals".
INSTINCT, adjective. (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated; "imbued with the spirit of the Reformation"; "words instinct with love"; "it is replete with misery".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope